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Re: IPV4 as a Commodity for Profit

  • From: David Conrad
  • Date: Tue Feb 19 11:48:00 2008


On Feb 18, 2008, at 11:33 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
This is a strong argument for regulation of the market.  A regulated
market could provide liquidity needed by those who would otherwise
find <unregulated> means to accomplish their ends (such as making
private deals that are perhaps undetectable).

I have no problem with regulating markets -- I tend to think they work better that way.

Given the decentralized nature of the Internet and the lack of a single legal/policy regime that covers it, the challenge is in identifying viable candidates for the regulator.